Saturday, November 24, 2012

Another Catch-Up

Hello again. Here I am again with another catch-up. It seems that all I do lately . I have a nice bunch of cards though , so let's get to it. First up are a number of vertical cards .

Card # 1--  This card is a great card, an airline  card that arrived with aviation stamps . What more could I ask for ? A Connie maybe. It even has that near the top. This is an Iberia card. A great card for my collection of Airline Postcards. Iberia, or as it is shown on this card, Lineas Aereas Espanolas, is the flag carrier of Spain. They operated Lockheed Super Constellations from 1954-1966.  

Fabienne, who operates the blog World Heritage Postcards sent this card . We have exchanged cards on a number of occasions. Have a look at her great blog here.  She used a couple of wonderful Aviation Stamps which are new to my collection. They are 2 of 4 stamps in a beautiful souvenir sheet commemorating 100 Years of Military Aviation in Spain. The sheet was issued in 2011.

Card # 2 --  This next card shows a street scene in Belgrade, the capital and largest city of Serbia. It's another card from Ana , after another of her trips to Belgrade.

Ana used a 2012 stamp from a set of 4 in an Architecture issue. Ana's blog , My World of Postcards can be found here.

Card # 3 -- Times Square, New York City. I don't really need to say anything about it. Just look at some of the names in the lights- The Lion King, The Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret, The Phantom of the Opera, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA. I guess it's a lot busier and a lot brighter than it was when I visited in 1963. Guess it's time for a return visit.

The card is from Bruce from South Africa, who was visiting The Big Apple just after Hurricane Sandy and just before the recent U.S. election. Bruce used the Golden Eagle stamp from the 2012 Birds of Prey issue. It was a set of 5 self -adhesives. 

Card # 4- Another vertical card, this time of the 2 Port engines of a JAL aircraft. How do I know it's  JAL?  If you look on the wingtip , you can see JAL. Not sure if it will show on the scan, but hopefully so. Not quite sure of the actual aircraft type here, but the card is from 1997--- any guesses ?  

Even though it's JAL, the card comes from Hamburg, Germany. Ute writes on the card that Hamburg has more bridges than any other city in the world. A fact I did not know. Ute used a flower definitive along with a 2012 Helmut Kohl stamp.

Card # 5-- Last of The Verticals for this time. Even though it's well past November 11th, this is still a fine card to have on the blog. In Flanders Fields by Major John McCrae.

 "In  Flanders Fields" , a poem penned by Canadian doctor, Major John McCrae at an aid post at Essex Farm , near Ypres, in 1915. It was published in Punch Magazine in December 1915 and inspired the use of the poppy as an enduring symbol of remembrance to this day. McCrae died with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in January 1915 and is buried at Wimereux, France.

The card is from Johan and he had it cancelled on Remembrance Day , Nov 11th, 2012. He used a 2012 Calligraphy stamp from a booklet of 5 different stamps.
Johan and I have swapped postcards often and I hope we can continue doing so. He has a blog called Johan postcards that you can find here.   

I think I'll call it a day here. Five cards is a good day. Thanks to Fabienne, Ana, Bruce, Ute and Johan for these cards. I wouldn't have much to blog about if not for you guys.
I still have some really good cards for next time, hopefully tomorrow, but we'll have to see. It's  the 100th  Grey Cup game tomorrow, so we'll have to see, I may be a bit busy. For those of you that don't know , The Grey Cup is the Championship Game of the CFL ( Canadian Football League ). Tomorrow's game features the Calgary Stampeders and the Toronto Argonauts facing off in Toronto. Go Stamps Go

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn, glad you received the card. Best wishes, have a nice Grey Cup Sunday!